Navajo Kindergartener Told to Cut his Hair, Sent Home on First Day of School - COLORLINES

throughthefeathers:

paalangpu-sihu:

Five-year-old Malachi Wilson was all set to start kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas, but on Monday he was told to cut his hair and was sent home. His mother, April Wilson, contacted the Navajo Nation; the American Indian Movement also put pressure on the district to reverse its decision against the child. Only after she provided documentation of her son’s Native-ness through Malachi’s Certificate of Indian Blood did the Seminole Independent School District change its mind. The district’s rather lengthy student dress code stipulates more than a dozen rules when it comes to hair. Among them, Mohawks are prohibited. (Mohawks are called that for the way that some actual Mohawk people wear their hair.) Dreadlocks are also prohibited. The handbook says exceptions are made on “certain recognized religious or spiritual beliefs,” but students “must receive prior approval by the campus administrator.” The district changed its mind about Wilson’s hair—but he nevertheless missed his first day of school. The school district is ostensibly named for the Seminole people. The district’s schools use various Native mascots, and refer to their students as “Indians and Maidens.”

WHAT?!

That’s some bullshit

I took these pictures at the lake, never mind my mom’s sandal on the ground in the first one. And there is no filter on either of them. Please don’t take my pictures and use them for something.

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eternallyitson:

When I was doing I realized this was taken the same day as that picture of Bone standing by that lake with Skant and other Mo Thugs in the backround.

Death isn’t my favorite band but they are alright

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I reblogged this one time like a year ago. Cool to see it on my dash again

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thordenthal:

Spill The Blood

Come walk with me through endless time See what has been and what the future sees Share the wisdom of the old world that has passed Step in a life that’s yet to be born You spill the blood Eternal soul I’ll show you sights that you would not believe Experience pleasures thought unobtained At one with evil that has ruled before Now smell the stench of immortality You spill the blood Eternal soul Spill your blood let it run on to me Take my hand and let go of your life Close your eyes and see what is me Raise the chalice, embrace for evermore You’ve spilt the blood I’ll have your soul

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nitanahkohe:

Tina Fontaine, 15, was reported missing on Aug. 9. Her body was found in the Red River near the Alexander Docks at about 1:30 p.m., more than a week after she was reported missing. Fontaine, of Sagkeeng First Nation, had only been in Winnipeg for a month before her disappearance. “She’s a petite little thing — just turned 15, barely in the city for a little over a month,” O’Donovan said. “And she’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of and murdered.” 

Fontaine was in the care of a Child and Family Services agency when she went missing, according to police. She had run away from her foster home before, including once in July of this year. Police said she was found wrapped in a bag, in “a condition she couldn’t have put herself in.”

“She’s a child. This is a child that has been murdered … Society should be horrified,” O’Donovan said. “That’s why we’re asking for people to come forward. And that’s why we’re asking for people to help us and to come forward with anything they know about this child.” Anyone with information can contact police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

THIS SHOULD ENRAGE YOU
THIS SHOULD PISS YOU THE FUCK OFF
OUR WOMEN ARE GOING MISSING AMD MURDERED LEFT AND RIGHT AND I DON’T HEAR ANY OF YOU

Y’ALL CRACKERS WANT TO CLAIM DREAMCATCHERS AND HEADDRESSES AS YOUR OWN BUT THE SECOND SHIT LIKE THIS HAPPENS Y’ALL ARE FUCKING SILENT
YOU CAN’T CLAIM ONE PART OF A CULTURE AND LEAVE OUT THE OPPRESSIVE SHIT

CANADA IS NOT ALL SUNSHINE AND FUCKING RAINBOWS

This shit should incite rage but like thousands of other cases, no one will bat an eye

This shit happens cause no ones gives a fuck about us. We’re stepped over and looked past cause we basically dont exist to white folk or any folk for that matter. You hear about about white, black and mexican people being murdered but never a skin. I’ve heard of mother fuckers gettin chopped to pieces on the rez an people dont bat a fuckin eye to that shit. Mother fuckers dont care about us its that simple

"Why prolong the agony? All men must die"

Me listening to Creeping Death

  • Song: *riffs, lyrics*
  • Song: *riffs, lyrics*
  • Me: Motherfuckeryeah!
  • * Me: "DIE! DIE! DIE! BY MY HAND!" *
  • Song: *riffs, lyrics*
  • Song: *riffs, lyrics*
  • Me: ...I'm Creeping Death yeyeyeeeaaaahoooOUuuooo

I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
Dies in a corner
Alone inside your mind

lastrealindians:

Last week on the Pine Ridge Rez in Manderson, SD an officer was caught on tape tasering an unarmed, non-violent tribal member 23 times! These abuses of power by the police must cease.